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East Arnhem (S)

Code LGA71300 (LGA)
People 9,098
Male 4,521
Female 4,577
Median age 25
Families 1,786
Average children per family 2.4
All private dwellings 1,518
Average people per household 5.3
Median weekly household income $1,410
Median monthly mortgage repayments $108
Median weekly rent $40
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.7
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Total 9,098 -- 211,945 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,521 49.7 109,517 51.7 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,577 50.3 102,428 48.3 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 8,299 91.2 56,776 26.8 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,098 people in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 91.2% of the population.

Age East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 846 9.3 17,119 8.1 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,064 11.7 16,415 7.7 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 951 10.5 15,608 7.4 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 840 9.2 14,820 7.0 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 825 9.1 16,839 7.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 885 9.7 19,213 9.1 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 753 8.3 17,345 8.2 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 709 7.8 16,829 7.9 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 569 6.3 16,331 7.7 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 479 5.3 14,799 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 421 4.6 13,775 6.5 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 320 3.5 11,632 5.5 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 191 2.1 9,121 4.3 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 117 1.3 5,286 2.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 62 0.7 3,280 1.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 33 0.4 1,726 0.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 17 0.2 1,112 0.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 18 0.2 694 0.3 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 25 -- 31 -- 37 --

The median age of people in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was 25 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 31.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.7% of the population.

Registered marital status East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,110 49.9 70,154 43.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 136 2.2 5,526 3.4 529,280 3.0
Divorced 151 2.4 13,273 8.2 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 376 6.0 5,202 3.2 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,460 39.5 68,647 42.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.9% were married and 4.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 36 -- 44 -- 50 --
Separated 41 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 49 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 57 -- 65 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 27 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,124 37.3 54,563 41.5 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 175 3.1 19,532 14.9 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,397 59.6 57,233 43.6 6,413,399 41.3

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37 -- 44 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 220 7.1 3,339 4.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,363 43.8 15,171 20.7 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 0.2 2,586 3.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 47 1.5 2,150 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 553 17.8 8,003 10.9 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 15 0.5 1,780 2.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 55 1.8 2,823 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 72 2.3 2,726 3.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 78 2.5 6,682 9.1 932,524 14.3
Other 107 3.4 1,627 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 598 19.2 26,242 35.9 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,114 -- 73,129 -- 6,503,580 --

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) 34.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 45.5% were in primary school, 20.0% in secondary school and 4.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Australia 9,037 99.3 158,031 74.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 218 2.5 42,606 22.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 67 0.8 10,807 5.8 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 51 0.6 9,131 4.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,509 96.2 125,126 66.7 10,757,087 53.7

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 2.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,048 40.5 69,544 66.9 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 788 30.5 20,878 20.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 241 9.3 8,056 7.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 509 19.7 5,489 5.3 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,586 -- 103,967 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,586 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 40.5% were employed full time, 30.5% were employed part-time and 19.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 195 9.4 6,588 6.7 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 367 17.7 6,344 6.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 229 11.0 7,952 8.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 365 17.6 19,470 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 682 32.8 50,076 50.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 17.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 32.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 37 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 263 -- 745 -- 577 --
Family 728 -- 1,759 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,410 -- 1,674 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) was $263.

Travel to work, top responses East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,639 74.4 108,531 66.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,494 56.0 49,616 30.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,680 26.9 14,566 8.9 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 963 15.4 27,050 16.6 3,090,874 17.8

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 56.0% provided care for children and 26.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,828 29.3 37,795 23.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,852 29.7 42,817 26.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 582 9.3 16,605 10.2 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 381 6.1 11,314 6.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.1% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 269 15.1 16,310 34.0 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 880 49.3 22,245 46.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 611 34.2 8,610 17.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 1.5 866 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 49.3% were couple families with children, 15.1% were couple families without children and 34.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.9 -- 19.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.1 -- 80.5 -- 82.4

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas) 13.9% of single parents were male and 86.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,042 -- 2,300 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,201 -- 2,475 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,201 and those without children was $2,042.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 144 12.5 12,591 32.7 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 97 8.4 1,326 3.4 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 69 6.0 5,984 15.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 169 14.7 5,205 13.5 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 125 10.9 1,552 4.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 433 37.6 4,773 12.4 899,598 19.2
Other 67 5.8 3,327 8.6 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 47 4.1 3,801 9.9 314,529 6.7

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 12.5% had both partners employed full-time, 8.4% had both employed part-time and 6.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,203 82.7 60,889 87.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 251 17.3 8,595 12.4 934,470 10.7

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 82.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,151 95.7 41,186 67.6 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 6,880 11.3 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 38 3.2 10,087 16.6 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 0.9 2,471 4.1 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 95.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 999 1.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 49 4.1 4,536 7.4 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 256 21.3 13,275 21.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 592 49.3 27,268 44.8 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 277 23.1 12,789 21.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 1.9 2,024 3.3 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 2.8 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 5.3 -- 2.9 -- 2.6 --

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 21.3% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 5.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11 0.9 9,530 15.7 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3 0.2 18,630 30.6 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,125 93.5 29,903 49.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 35 2.9 580 1.0 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 29 2.4 2,248 3.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 0.9% were owned outright, 0.2% were owned with a mortgage and 93.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Family households 1,048 87.2 44,046 72.3 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 134 11.1 13,317 21.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 20 1.7 3,528 5.8 321,007 4.1

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 87.2% were family households, 11.1% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.4 -- 14.6 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.4 -- 16.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 12.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median rent 40 -- 225 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.9 -- 91.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.1 -- 9.0 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 108 -- 2,058 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 7.7 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
None 609 50.7 7,153 11.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 369 30.7 20,289 33.3 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 139 11.6 20,488 33.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 51 4.2 10,184 16.7 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 34 2.8 2,776 4.6 234,292 3.0

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 11.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8,297 -- 56,776 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4,087 49.3 28,035 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 4,210 50.7 28,741 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 8,297 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4,087 (or 49.3%) were male and 4,210 (or 50.7%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 6.3 -- 4.2 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 2.2 -- 1.7 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,295 -- 1,099 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 6.3, with 2.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,295.

Mortgage and rent East Arnhem (S) % Northern Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 50 -- 75 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 108 -- 1,963 -- 1,647 --

In East Arnhem (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $50 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $108.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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